Head 2019 ski reviews
Already scoring well in 2018, this year the Kore 93 snagged the “Best Ski 2019” award in softer snow conditions. So, it has made a well-deserved debut into the big leagues, along with the top-performing skis in the All-Mountain Back category (the Stormrider 95, the Mantra and the Enforcer 100).
This ski is extremely versatile - a true all-mountain ski that is at ease on freshly groomed slopes... Read on
PROSKILAB only reviews the very best skis on the market. So, if the V-Shape 4 from Head is in last place, it is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, and its score shows that the ski has great qualities.
It performs better than the other skis in this category but is less forgiving. It is a little difficult to do well in a category that values ease of use above all.
The ski's overall performance... Read on
The Supershape I.Magnum from Head has been well-known for several years and is a real market success.
Its reputation is based on its ease of use and ability to carve at moderate speeds. PROSKILAB's pro testers agreed with this. The ski is very accessible and requires little technique. Turn initiation is easy, although not very quick, and carving at moderate speeds is a walk in the park.
The Supershape I.Magnum is a soft ski for this category. It doesn't quite make the grade in terms of pure performance and gets... Read on
The Super Joy from Head is a consistent ski that performs well and is happy in all types of ride, including at high speed. The ski is very responsive.
The reviewers felt that it didn't absorb uneven terrain as well as some models, making the ride uncomfortable on bumpy surfaces. It's a high-performing ski that demands a little technical skill.
The Super Joy is a great ski for good to very good riders looking for a model that's both efficient and reliable.
While the Head Kore 93 shone in the All-Mountain Back category, the more frontside-oriented Monster 88 lagged behind the competition who had more versatile skis.
The testers praised the Monster 88's excellent performance on groomers. They described it as "a good frontside ski" that is calm, grippy, and especially happy in short turns. The ski is accessible and “easy to control.”
If you ski in fresh snow, it will perform adequately and has good flotation in powder, but it lags behind the Kendo, Pinnacle... Read on
The Head V-Shape 8 is a relatively soft ski that will help you progress. It lacks some of the liveliness sought after in this category.
The ski is super fun as long as you don't try to go too fast. Lightweight, smooth, soft, and easy to use; it will forgive mistakes and deliver great sensations.
However, when you pick up the pace on hard snow and steep slopes, the ski quickly shows its limits. Edge grip is less solid, and the ski doesn’t always hold the line.
The V-Shape 8 is a good ski that is accessible... Read on
With an impressive 98 mm underfoot, the Great Joy goes way beyond the PROSKILAB guidelines for this category.
This no-surprise freeride-style ski behaves well off-piste and has excellent float in powder.
Its behavior on the groomed trails is fine, and the PROSKILAB reviewers especially liked the easy turn initiation and stability in long turns at high speed.
On the other hand, they regretted a lack of agility and a certain inertia. The ski turns well but kicks back little energy. It's demanding and needs to be... Read on